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Aqua Enviro to exhibit at ADBA’s UK AD & Biogas 2015 Experts from wastewater and organic waste specialist Aqua Enviro will be speaking and exhibiting at this year’s UK AD & Biogas 2015 exhibition and conference.
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the Digestate Management Technology and Innovation session from 4pm until 4.55pm. Process engineer, Dean Herron, will present on Understanding the Challenges of Dewatering Food Waste Digestate to Improve Plant Economics from 3pm on day two of the show. Dr Nigel Horan, Director at Aqua Enviro, and Senior Reader in Public Health Engineering at the University of Leeds, has been selected to be an expert panel judge at the UK AD and Biogas Industry Awards this year. He said: “We are thrilled to have such a prominent presence at this year’s UK AD and Biogas exhibition and conference.” “Over the past decade we’ve greatly expanded our consultancy and events services to meet the needs of the AD sector and we are proud to be at the forefront of new technical developments to enhance the potential value that can be gained in the form of biogas and other products.”
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SEEPEX to show new addition to their pump ranges at ADBA 2015 SEEPEX have launched a new addition to their open hopper range of progressive cavity pumps â€“ the BTEX pump for conveying and mixing biogas feedstock. The new design is a response to demand from our customers whose feedstock can contain foreign objects such as stones, pieces of metal or wood. In a BTEX pump these objects are separated out in the hopper/compression zone and can be removed via the large inspection hatches. The pump auger screw has a special pitch to ensure optimum product feed and mixing action. Liquids can be added to this product
SEEPEX view this robust, easy to maintain, pump as a valuable addition to their range for customers who have feedstock with high solids or with physical contaminants.
hopper and compression zone. A full liquid addition, mixing and control system is available, encompassing a BTEX pump for high solids, a BN range pump for liquid addition, and a control panel to control the addition rates of the liquid to ensure optimum ds% is achieved. Level controls, dry running protection and pressure monitoring complete the pump protection system.
Also on show at ADBA will be our proven innovation Smart Conveying Technology (SCT), a patented design providing extended service life, reduced maintenance time, easy removal of blockages, and reduced life-cycle costs. The SCT design is installed in many biogas plants globally and provides our customers with the lowest cost in use solution for biogas transfer applications in all stages of the process. www.seepex.com
SEEPEX BTEX PUMP FOR HEAVY DUTY BIOGAS APPLICATIONS Designed in response to the demands of the biogas market. The key advantages of the BTEX are: - Conveying capacities from 20 - 80m3/h - Large cross sections and robust components for extreme applications - Liquid addition and mixing within the auger and compression zone for optimum solids content - Foreign object separation via a specially adapted hopper design - Large inspection openings to remove collected foreign objects - Designed for easy maintenance For more information visit seepex.com or contact Lesley Eaton; firstname.lastname@example.org SEEPEX UK Ltd. 3 Armtech Row Houndstone Business Park Yeovil, Somerset BA22 8RW
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A FOCUS FOR UK MANUFACTURING Around 300 of the world’s leading subcontractors will be showcasing their capabilities at Subcon from 2 to 4 June at the NEC, Birmingham.
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Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst - Late-stage - Technical feasibility studies - Round 4 Status: Open Key features: Investment of up to £34m in major integrated research and development projects through the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst. Programme: Other Award: Up to £34 million Opens: 21 May 2015 Registration closes: 25 Nov 2015 Closes: 02 Dec 2015 Support phone number: 0300 321 4357 Registration is required to enter this competition. Please note that registration will close 1 week before the competition application deadline.
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest £34m in major integrated research and development projects through the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst. Catalysts provide funding to innovative businesses and researchers working in priority areas with the aim of helping them to quickly turn excellent UK research into new or improved commercial processes and products. The Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst programme will accelerate commercialisation by supporting the development of new industrial biotechnology products and processes, and enabling their potential scale-up. It will support R&D for the processing and production of materials, chemicals and bioenergy through the sustainable exploitation of biological resources. We are particularly encouraging a collaborative approach.
awards which are academic, can involve a single business or be collaborative. Total project sizes can range from up to £250k for feasibility studies to up to £10m for experimental development. The competition opens on 21 May 2015. The deadline for registration is noon on 25 November 2015 and the competition close date is noon on 2 December 2015. Register for the webinar here.
Technology inspired innovation May 2015 - Advanced materials Status: Open Key features: Investment of up to £3 million in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four enabling technology areas that underpin future UK growth: advanced materials; biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics; and information and communication technology (ICT). Programme: Feasibility studies Award: Up to £3 million Opens: 18 May 2015 Registration closes: 02 Sep 2015 Closes: 09 Sep 2015 Support phone number: 0300 321 4357 Registration is required to enter this competition. Please note that registration will close 1 week before the competition application deadline.
Innovate UK is to invest up to £3 million in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four enabling technology areas that underpin future UK growth: advanced materials; biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics; and information and communication technology (ICT). The aim of this competition is to ensure that small and micro businesses in the UK are well positioned to respond to market opportunities across a range of economic sectors. Studies must be led by a business. Projects are open to companies of any size, but must be led by a small or micro company, working in collaboration with one or more business or research partners. Small or micro businesses could receive up to 70% of their eligible project costs, medium-sized businesses 60% and large businesses 50%. We expect projects to last 6 to 15 months and to range in size from total costs of £50,000 to £150,000, although we may consider projects outside this range. This competition opens on 18 May 2015, and the deadline for applications applicants in London on 20 May 2015. You can REGISTER here. Key dates Competition opens
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The PPMA Show, the UK’s premier free-to attend complete production line event for processing and packaging machinery, has announced that Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking will be returning as the headline sponsor for the 2015 show, highlighting the company’s confidence in UK manufacturing and in particular, Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking will once again have a dedicated stand at the show, where ranging from day-to-day banking requirements and funding for expansion to exporting. discuss banking opportunities with some of the 300+ exhibitors in attendance, in what is expected to be the PPMA Show’s largest event up by more than 15% compared to preparations for the 2014 show, this time last year. Last year Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking pledged to commit new lending facilities to the manufacturing sector by £1bn per annum every year until 2017. In addition to this, the banking group has also backed the Manufacturing Technology Centre’s new Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre in Coventry, which is due to open in September. It’s £1 million per annum commitment to the centre over the apprentices in high-value manufacturing roles and contribute towards addressing the sector’s skills gap in the UK. Speaking about returning as sponsors of the PPMA Show, David Atkinson, Head of Manufacturing for Lloyds Bank SME Commercial Banking, said: “One of the common challenges for the manufacturing sector is the perception, manufacturing industry has a unique set of
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manufacturing industries.” The Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking Manufacturing team is made up of 13 dedicated sector teams, who have the autonomy to make local lending decisions up to £1m – on a case-by-case basis. delighted to announce that Lloyds Bank will be returning as our headline sponsor at this year’s PPMA exhibition and PPMA
can’t wait to return to the NEC and introduce our members and nonmembers to the opportunities to work with the Lloyds Bank team.” To register your attendance at the show please visit: bit.ly/EUJune. For more information on the PPMA Show 2015, please visit www.ppmashow.co.uk or join the conversation on twitter @PPMAshow #PPMA15 or the PPMA Show LinkedIn group.
Must-visit exhibitions and conferences for light based and vacuum technologies. PHOTONEX/VISION UK is dedicated to applications, components and systems and all things utilising light technology, it is co-located with VACUUM EXPO for vacuum pumps and systems. Join in the event on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th October at Ricoh Arena in Coventry. What’s at these events for the engineer? With a broad light technologies remit, PHOTONEX/VISION UK provides industry with the unique opportunity to meet the UK’s top supplier companies in the exhibition and attend an indepth “Enlighten” conference covering applications and technology advances. At VACUUM EXPO attendees can attend the Vacuum Symposium and take part in Training Courses. The exhibitions includes applied optical instruments and systems, components, lasers, sensors, vision systems, vacuum
systems, pumps and much more. PHOTONEX is underpinned by a strong technical and application orientated conference with key growth sectors being discussed such as Optical Metrology, Industrial Vision and Laser Processes in Ultra Precision Manufacturing. Vision technologies features strongly at the event at Vision UK - for vision/ imaging/laser technology for industry | machine vision | factory automation. Vision UK is a place to solve your problems, learn how to utilise vision in your factory - amongst the exhibitors there is someone to answer any vision, sensing, remote sensing or light based technology question and to explain what technique will be suitable for your application. The UKIVA (The UK Industrial Vision Association) is running a programme “Vision in Action: Advances in Vision
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Electrical Range t Compact t 8 - 160kg/hr Steam output t Modulating ouput t Skid mountable t Steam in 3 minutes t Automatic facility option
CERTUSS (UK) Limited Unit 45 Gravelly Industrial Park Tyburn Road Birmingham B24 8TG
Tel: 0121 327 5362 Fax: 0121 328 2934 email@example.com www.certuss.co.uk
Duty Standby with CVE Package Plant
CVE Package Plant t compact t Pre-pied, Pre-Wired t Skid mounted t Fully factory tested t Lightweight t Easily maintained
Containerised Plant t Easily relocated t Self contained plant room t Full lighting and heating t Fast site connection